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The Everlasting Man


Published January 19, 2007


What was the state of the world and the human race right before Jesus' birth? What were people thinking about the gods and each other? Was Jesus just another rabbi or philosopher? Or was he weirder than our culture tends to remember?

G.K. Chesterton, English newspaper columnist, literary reviewer, and general character knew all about eccentricity and going against the mainstream. This 1925 book, the latest in a line of many previous portraits of great artists and famous historical figures, is his idiosyncratic look at the history of humanity and Jesus of Nazareth. (It's also his response to H.G. Wells' Outline of History.)


Run time 11 hrs. 9 min.

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Now complete. Sixteen chapters and two appendices.

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Reviewer: BlakeTeichmeier - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 22, 2016
Subject: Art is the signature of Man
What an amazing work! Thank you so much for recording and sharing this with the world, greatly appreciated!
Reviewer: fracture - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 11, 2014
Subject: Common instabilities
G>K might enjoy what this charming narration has archived for future print victims that may never read or taught how I think Christ has never thought any less or more off critics. Redeemed regardless how else would one explain us
Reviewer: Donald R Miller - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 19, 2013
Subject: Heavenly
Maureen S. O'Brien has such a pleasant and cheerful voice that it's easy to follow along and to get into the spirit of the book--even if you're a non-believer. She does leave her mistakes in, and I don't mind that, at all. Some folks might use the excuse of the occasional flub for not doing a reading at all. I'm happy she didn't do that!
Reviewer: rbirkes - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 5, 2009
Subject: The crime of ingratitude
What a marvelous gift you (Maria Lectrix) have bestowed upon a mostly ungrateful world. Yes, the complete works of GKC are available to anyone who searches the free public domain archives, but in this modern age, for those of us blessed with some kind of digital audio file player (and heartily embraced it) have shifted away from the turning of pages to audio consumption. Because of your work, the time spent washing the dishes, scraping paint, and washing the floor have become times of spiritual building.

This reading is very well done. Not absolutely professional (volume inconsistencies and left in mistakes), but her reading is expressive and very clear. Highly Recommended!
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